Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton, Justin Bieber Honored at Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Usher and Toni Braxton

Georgia’s finest were honored at the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta last night. A sparkly-suit wearing Usher and his protégé Justin Bieber were on hand to present their vocal coach, Jan Smith, with the Chairman’s Award, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The teen sensation, nicknamed Jellybean by Smith, also picked up the Horizon Award in recognition of his achievements.

The stunning Toni Braxton showed no signs of age as she was inducted by Gov. Nathan Deal after her sisters allegedly bailed on their scheduled performance (look for the drama to unfold on next season’s “Braxton Family Values”). The “Un-Break My Heart” singer, who was born in Maryland and moved Atlanta in the ‘90s, showed her appreciation by singing a line from “Georgia on My Mind.”

Bieber performed an acoustic medley of hits including Matchbox Twenty’s “3 A.M.,” Usher’s “U Got It Bad,” and his own “Baby,” as the young girls in the audience shrieked with delight.

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Video: Toni Braxton Says Playboy Offer Made Her Feel Sexy

Toni Braxton is thinking about doing business with the house that Hugh Hefner built. The R&B chanteuse is still considering an offer from Playboy to pose on the cover of the men’s magazine.

“They asked me. I was really flattered, and they’ve asked me a few times in the past,” the star of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values” told Wendy Williams. “But one of the reasons I was more excited was because it was after I’d been sick, and I just didn’t feel sexy and I thought I’d lost my mojo. And when they asked me, I was like, ‘Oh, they think I’m sexy? My boobies hang down to here a little bit!’ I was really flattered.”

But she’s still on the fence about stripping down on account of her sons. “I haven’t decided. One of the reasons I’m hesitant is because of my boys. I don’t want their friends to come to school and say, ‘I saw your mommy’s boobies!’” she explained. “It wouldn’t be a full spread. Just a little T and A.”

And while the hostess made reference to a $100,000 offer from Playboy, Toni shot down rumors of the payout on her Twitter page, stating that she would only do it for an undisclosed amount or for charity. “Who started this rumor that I’d do Playboy for 100,000? No way! If I considered Playboy it would be for an undisclosed amount or for charity,” she wrote.

Toni Braxton and Sisters Celebrate Reality Show Premiere

Toni, Tamar, Evelyn, Traci, Towanda, and Trina Braxton

A white-hot Toni Braxton, along with her four sisters and mother, dazzled on the pink carpet at the premiere of their WE tv docu-series “Braxton Family Values” at The London West Hollywood on Wednesday (April 6). The ladies, including Tamar, Evelyn, Traci, Towanda, and Trina, chatted with the press and posed for the flashing cameras.

The reality program, which premieres April 12, gives viewers an inside look at the tight-knit family’s lives as they face drama including sibling rivalry, relationship struggles, bankruptcy, and a DUI.

Toni was hesitant about doing the show at first, but gave in after convincing from her youngest sister Tamar. “She said you should tell your story because they know you as an artist, but they don’t know you as a sister and a mom and a friend, and you should expose that side,” she told “Access Hollywood.”

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Video: Toni Braxton Gets Emotional When Speaking About Son’s Autism

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Toni Braxton shined a light on New York City during her visit to the Empire State Building today. The mother of two appeared with Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright to illuminate the Big Apple tower in blue to honor World Autism Awareness Month.

During the ceremony, the star of WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values” got teary-eyed when speaking about her autistic son Diezel. “When I first found out he was autistic, I was a mess,” she recalled. “I blamed myself, I thought it was something I’d done. And out of nowhere, Suzanne Wright reached out to me and said, ‘You’re not a victim. And together, we’re gonna hold hands and we’re gonna walk through this and we’re gonna help your son Diezel.’”

Watch Toni’s emotional speech and see her “flip the switch” below.

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Toni Braxton Auctions Bunnies for Autism

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton bounced into the Big Apple to open bidding for the second Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction on Wednesday (March 30). The Grammy-winning singer posed in a flowing purple gown while kissing chocolate Easter bunnies. Collectors and fans can bid on 85 porcelain Lindt Gold Bunny figures autographed by celebrities including Toni, Fergie, Nick Cannon, Celine Dion, and more, with all proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks.

The autism advocacy organization holds a special place in the mother of two’s heart. “As a mother of a son with autism, this is a cause that I am very passionate about,” stated Toni. “I’m excited to be a part of the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction, and honored to have the opportunity to help raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.”

See more of Toni and her family when her docu-series “Braxton Family Values” premieres April 12 on WE tv.

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Toni Braxton Keeps It in the Family at TV Press Tour

Toni Braxton and family

It was a family affair for the red-hot Toni Braxton, who appeared at the 2011 Winter TCA press tour alongside her four sisters and mother Evelyn to promote her reality show “Braxton Family Values” at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena on Friday (Jan. 7). The 10-episode docu-series premieres April 12 on WE tv.

The “Un-Break My Heart” singer made headlines this week after revealing that she was considering an offer to pose nude for Playboy. “New Year, New opportunities. So I have been considering taking up Playboy‘s offer to feature me on their cover this year,” she tweeted. “I would love to pose with Hugh Hefner though. He’s the sexiest guy I know over 30. Of course it will be tastefully done.”

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Toni Braxton Considers Playboy Offer

Toni Braxton

She’s bared her soul throughout her career, but Toni Braxton is ready to show a bit more. The sexy singer has revealed that she’s thinking of taking up Playboy‘s offer to appear on the cover this year.

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